When I made the decision to have children, I never thought that it would consist of me raising them and supporting them alone. This was never the plan that I’d envisioned for my life and most importantly, theirs.
I watched my mom make a way out of no way for years and though I admired that, I always wondered what life would’ve been like had she’d been able to work less, make more time for herself and those she loved.
I also felt the strain of not having a personal relationship with my father growing up and realized over time how that affected my view of men. Needless to say, I wanted more for my children.
There was a point in time where I was a wife. Taking care of home and still supporting us financially, but my daughter and unborn son had two parents within the home. After a while, that wasn’t enough. I chose to leave to give them a life, to put their mental and emotional well being first.
My world was turned upside down which forced me to re-learn everything. I started from scratch building a resume, working through temp agencies and companies that barely covered our needs, as well as learning how to juggle being a full time mom, a full time employee and healing my heart from a lot of loss.
In time I learned that being my kids’ only source of financial support as well their only active parent would take a toll on my well being.
I chose to research resources and programs that would allow me to navigate my world with more ease.
Therapy and spiritual balance was a must. Surrounding myself with influencers and mentors that knew more and could offer more, was a part of my daily lifestyle. I read more. Viewed more motivating content and also putting in more time to achieve every goal I’d set for my family.
As we began to grow, I saw that there were so many women who’d gone through what I went through but were not as fortunate enough to find their way out and up. I knew that for so many, it wasn’t about laziness but it was the lack of available resources or the knowledge that they even existed. They were exhausted and needed to feel empowered or needed to be connected to the right people.
I know that’s it’s common to feel as though that when one of us wins, it somehow decreases the probability of another win. I want to share with you how I know that is a lie. We can all win. I want to help take the negative connotation off of being a single mother and raise our chances of winning with grace while still giving our children everything they need and desire to be healthy and happy human beings.
I want to sit with you, pray with you and cry with you and tell you how you got this. Show you the steps that I took and how some days were hard, but my better days were greater. I want to share my knowledge with you and connect you to the right resources for your specific needs.
I’ll be having a group meeting for my Weekly Wine Down that will allow several women to meet up to receive thorough information on the topic of choice. Whether it’s home buying tips, divorce coping skills, navigating work life and full time mommy life, or money management skills to help you become a more powerful you. I’m here with insight and support!
Every other Sunday, I’ll be offering my “Kickin’ It With Kenyatta” Sunday brunch. A Mimosas & Mental Health meeting that will allow for moms to unload from their week. This is the opportunity for you to come and have a listening ear. I do understand that sometimes we just need to tell someone about our week. Bounce ideas off and receive feedback. My couch is your couch. I’m going to cook us up a great meal while you tell me about your week!
If a group setting is not your thing or maybe you just want more information on a topic or personal coaching on the services listed; then my private consultations will be offered. These will range from 3 hour crash courses to 4 week programs where I will walk you through achieving your goal.